Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour  - University of Konstanz, Germany

Independent Junior Group Leader

Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour - University of Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Independent Junior Group Leader / Senior Postdoc Position Collective Behaviour Analysis of Ultra-high Resolution 3D Tracking Data    

Within the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour https://www.exc.uni-konstanz.de/collective-behaviour/engagement/open-positions/collective-behaviour-analysis-of-ultra-high-resolution-3d-tracking-data/

In close collaboration with:

Prof. Iain Couzin http://collectivebehaviour.com/couzin-lab/

Prof. Oliver Deussen https://www.graphics.uni-konstanz.de/

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) is searching for applications from exceptional young scientists, who are highly accomplished and will establish their first research group or be within the first years of independence.    

The CASCB is a leading centre for collective behaviour research worldwide. It offers unique opportunities to study how information and physiological states are transmitted among individuals and impact group organization in collectives. The CASCB is located at the University of Konstanz and part of the Excellence Strategy of federal and state governments to strengthen innovative research in Germany. As a collaboration between the University of Konstanz and the co-located Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, the CASCB offers a dynamic, cross-disciplinary research environment drawing from experts in biology and human behavioural sciences, behavioural economics, physics, and computer science; the successful candidate will be expected to establish strong interdisciplinary ties across them.     

The Role  

We aim to recruit an independent Junior Group Leader applying cutting-edge 3D tracking technology to study cognition, social learning, individual and collective sensing / decision-making related to collective behaviour. The candidate will have access to a 1,800m3 newly-built, fully automatic 3D tracking lab with automatic call localization technology, allowing the study of multimodal (visual and acoustic) communication. Other planned developments include the implementation of augmented-reality in conjunction with the 3D tracking technology. Additional state-of-the art research infrastructure is available at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Konstanz/Radolfzell (see https://www.ab.mpg.de) for indoor 3D tracking of birds (see https://www.exc.uni-konstanz.de/collective-behaviour/research/facilities/imaging-barn/)

The Offer  

The Junior Group Leader position comes with a up to 5-year contract and structural funding to cover the salary and consumables for one PhD position and access to technical staff. We offer an equipped laboratory with access to state-of-the-art core facilities (https://www.vcc.uni-konstanz.de/en/research-priorities/). We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures and unique professional career development opportunities. The CASAB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity and race, religion or sexual orientation. The CASCB is committed to reconcile the work and family life of its employees.  

Our working language is English and consequently applicants must be fluent in this language; no knowledge of German is required.

How to Apply

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and research statement including collaboration plans) should be sent by email as a single PDF-file to cascb@uni-konstanz.de by August 14, 2020.

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Independent Junior Group Leader